​​​​The purpose of the first trial was to examine the possibility of conducting an integrated census (is it possible to conduct a census that combines data from administrative files with data from field surveys?).​​

These activities included collecting and preparing of administrative data on the population and conducting two field surveys. The field surveys collected demographic data on the population and various data on structures and dwellings in the city. In addition, the possibility of connecting between data collected in the field and data from administrative sources was examined. The trial was conducted in Beit Shemesh